12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA
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AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA

Part No. U1-3 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Autocraft Lawn & Garden Pro batteries are designed for the increasing powering needs of your lawn tractor and utility vehicles. Providing more than 2X the power of basic Lawn and Garden batteries for todays increased horsepower engines. This high power Lawn & Garden battery provides superior performance in all seasons serving lawn mowers, lawn and garden tractors, small tractors, loaders, backhoes, 4-wheelers, generators, and commercial walk-behind lawnmowers. PLUS, let us recycle your old battery for FREE and take advantage of our FREE battery testing.Order your Autocraft Lawn & Garden battery replacement today. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance. You can also shop Advance Auto Parts for lawn & garden engine Oil, Filters, Belts and Spark Plugs.

Product Features:
  • High plate count provides the highest level of performance with more than 2X the power of the basic battery
  • The tin-calcium lead alloy reduces water loss, resulting in a convenient maintenance-free design
  • Special envelope separators protect all sides of the plates, preventing internal shorting and providing superior cranking capacity
  • The Solidiumâ„¢ weld system secures the connection between plates and internal connectors, providing consistent battery cranking power
  • 3 month free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:U1
Cold Cranking Amps:340 amps
Cranking Amps:375 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:7 5/16 in
Length:7 3/4 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:17 lbs
Width:5 13/16 in

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Autocraft Lawn & Garden12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA
 
4.1

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (24)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (65)
  • Improves performance (46)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Improves comfort (4)

Cons

  • Poor value (9)
  • Not functional (6)

Best Uses

  • Lawn tractor (21)
  • Lawn mower (18)
  • Garage (12)
  • Riding mower (9)
  • Mower (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (42), Auto enthusiast (39), Casual driver (30), Truck enthusiast (16), Homeowner (3)

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Strong Lawn & Garden Battery

Lawn and Garden Battery by Autocraft.

These small engine lawn and garden batteries by Autocraft are a cost effective solution to your aging lawn tractor battery. These batteries are almost maintenance...Read complete review

Lawn and Garden Battery by Autocraft.

These small engine lawn and garden batteries by Autocraft are a cost effective solution to your aging lawn tractor battery. These batteries are almost maintenance free. 300 cold cranking amps should make starting quicker and put less a strain on your starter. These batteries are fully charged and ready to be installed right from the store. A fresh battery will put less a strain on your entire electrical system. They are designed to prevent internal shorts from all the harsh vibrations and rough conditions presented by lawn and garden equipment.
You may want to purchase a small packet of battery terminal protector for use when you install your new battery.
I have also used these batteries in simple low amp hour appliances as a backup or replacement.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Generic Tractor Battery

The generic tractor battery was priced within range and because of the website discount was 15% percent cheaper then buying from competitors.

The generic tractor battery was priced within range and because of the website discount was 15% percent cheaper then buying from competitors.

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2.0

One season, disposable battery

By 

from Raleigh, NC

Pros

    Cons

    • Not durable
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Mower

    Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

    I bought this battery in September 2013 toward the end of my mowing season, and all was well. It worked fine for the 2014 season, but after a few cuts in the spring of 2015, it stopped holding a charge. I got barely more than one season on this battery. I guess that explains why it has a 3 month warranty. Would not buy again, would not recommend.

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    1.0

    One season battery

    By 

    from Ellsworth, ME

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    Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

    Purchased in June and used until October. Stored inside and fully charged over the winter. At the start of the following season, the battery will not hold a charge.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not holding charge

    By 

    from Syracuse, NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

        Purchased in September. Used one month. Sat all winter with being periodically trickle charged over winter with AAP smart charger. Not holding charge. Will not purchase battery from AAP again. The NAPA battery is in it now.

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Glad I bought this.

        By 

        from Burkeville, VA

        About Me Yard work enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy installation
        • Improves Performance
        • Not Too Heavy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lawn mower

          Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

          I bought this w/o my husband's approval. I removed the old one out of the mower and installed this one with NO problems. My mower now gets more gas hours than when I was having to jump start the old battery. I am just sorry that I waited a whole year to purchase a new battery!! And I proved to my husband that I can do a little bit with engines on my own. He kept telling me he needed to check the mower because it might not be the battery but something else that made me have to jump start it. Especially after it quit jump starting. Then he said it was the battery charger that was bad. I had half the yard cleared of leaves in an hour and half after purchase and install. And we have a lot of yard to clear!!!

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          4.0

          Just what expected

          By 

          from Gulfport, MS

          About Me Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              Battery is perfect fit. Purchased the same battery years ago and it has lasted longer than any others. Fantastic value and, if you are installing the battery on a lawn mower, it is very simple. I would recommend this product again and again!!!

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              4.0

              Decent battery

              By 

              from Piney Flats Tennessee

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Decent Value

              Cons

              • 90 day warranty

              Best Uses

              • Garage
              • Small Engine Generator

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              Use online coupon and saved 30% and battery was picked up in local store same day. Battery is a lot better then last one from another auto parts store. The store employees in my local store are very helpful and very easy to talk with. Battery starts all the time every time. Seems well made as far as I can tell.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AUTOCRAFT BATTERY

              By 

              from DOTHAN AL.

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Utv

                  Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                  THE BATTERY FIT PERFECT.I WELL ALWAYS USE A AUTOCRAFT BATTERY!!

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                  3.0

                  It works fine, but should because it's n

                  By 

                  from Waxhaw, NC

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                        It's too soon to accurately evaluate a battery because it has just been installed. All that can be said at this point is that it currently is fulfilling its intended function. But I would highly recommend the online order/store pickup process.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Would Not buy again

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                            Product has a 3 month warranty and my battery only lasted 5 months. Will no longer hold a charge! Maintained with charger every 3-4 weeks. Still did not last. I would not recommend this to anybody. Called the store was told they cant do anything about it, it's out of the 3 month warranty. Going to look elsewhere for my next u1-3 battery.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            perfect battery for a reasonable price!

                            By 

                            from Hammonton NJ

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 1

                            Pros

                            • Can Withstand Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                                I have 2 cub cadet tractors, and I maintain them very good. I check the oil, every time I start it up, and I change the differential oil every 2 seasons. Advance Auto has all the battery and oil. I can use Cub Cadet merchandise, but I will pay a premium price. So I check Advance Auto for coupons, which comes right off the top
                                of my purchases, and I am very happy about saving the few dollars. I am on a fixed income, and welcome the savings.
                                So the next time my battery needs to be changed, I will gladly come back to Advance...

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                                • Q:

                                  When charging this battery do you use 12volt 6 amp rate or 12 volt 2 amp rate?
                                  Asked on 6/14/2015 by Gerald

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Happy to help you with your question Gerald! When charging a lawn & garden battery is it recommended to charge at the 2 amp rate.

                                    Answered on 6/16/2015 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  Battery U1,340 CCA. On-line ad says that the battery is 'maintenance-free. Nowhere on the battery labels or in store display from Autocraft does it say 'maintenance-free'. The store employees where unsure. The battery does have the water-well covers. Is it totally 'maintenance-free'?
                                  Asked on 6/12/2015 by Bill

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Hi Bill! The battery is a maintenance free battery; it does have the caps on the top but it is not designed to be opened to "maintain" it. If the fluid level is low due to lost acid, or damage water should not be added because the electrolyte levels will be unbalanced.

                                    Answered on 6/14/2015 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  Will this battery fit my Huskvarna zero turn RZ 54/24?
                                  Asked on 6/6/2015 by Lucky from Dunnellon FL

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Happy to help Lucky! In order for use to find a battery that will work for your application please provide us with the model number of the current battery so that we can cross reference our selection.

                                    Answered on 6/10/2015 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  Can this battery be used in a power chair? I have a Pride chair TSS300. It uses 2 batteries. I can't call them because they are out of business.
                                  Asked on 4/20/2015 by muffin from rochester, wa

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Happy to answer your question Muffin! From the research I did your Pride Chair TSS300 took a U1-35 battery. Comparing it to our U1-3 it shows to be compatible, same dimensions and same terminal positions so it should be compatible with your chair.

                                    Answered on 4/21/2015 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  How long is the warranty?
                                  Asked on 4/16/2015 by Tom

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Hi Tom, I'm glad to assist you! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden Battery- Part No. U1-3 has 3 months free replacement warranty.

                                    Answered on 4/17/2015 by Solomon
                                • Q:

                                  Does this battery come with bolts and wing nuts?
                                  Asked on 3/17/2015 by Dustin

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Hi Dustin, I'm happy to help you! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA (Part No. U1-3) may not come come with bolts and wing nuts. However, you can use the existing bolts and wing nuts to install the battery.

                                    Answered on 3/17/2015 by Solomon
                                • Q:

                                  What is the amp hours for u1-3?
                                  Asked on 12/29/2014 by Rich from Penfield NY

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    I'm happy to help, Rich! This Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery (Part No. U1-3) has an amp hour rating of 12.5 at 25 amps. This battery is intended for starting purposes and is not typically rated for amp hours. AdvanceAutoParts.com may carry a battery that may better suit your needs. If you could please provide some details of your intended use, we may be able to help you select a battery best suited for your purposes.

                                    Answered on 1/6/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  will this work in a Toro zero turn time cutter
                                  Asked on 12/1/2014 by Frankie from columbia S.C.

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi Frankie, To ensure that you are replacing your battery with one that is exactly the same as what is coming out of your Toro Zero turn time cutter, please provide the Part No. off the battery and we can cross reference your battery to a compatible one.

                                    Answered on 12/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  I read where the U1"R" means the + terminal is on the right side of the battery, is that looking at the top of the battery with the terminals away from you or looking at the top of the battery with the terminals closest to you? The photos on your website for both part numbers show the + terminal in the same place.
                                  Asked on 11/23/2014 by Tim from Pittsburgh, PA

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    I'm happy to help, Tim! You are correct, a battery with a group size of U1R will have the + (positive) terminal on the right. Group size U1 will have the + (positive) terminal on the left. The terminal location is determined by looking at the battery with the posts closer to you. I have requested that we have our images updated to better reflect the battery terminal locations. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

                                    Answered on 12/4/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  Will the Group Size U1, 340 CCA fit a cub cadet Z-turn, battery #00012032?
                                  Asked on 11/3/2014 by Ron

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Hi Ron, good question! Yes, the Group U1 battery is compatible to use with your Cub Cadet Zero Turn Mower. It will replace the battery #00012032.

                                    Answered on 11/18/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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